rapper aka denies being investigated over hisfiance'ss death

Anele and AKA>

Anele and AKA

by Helvine Achieng May 12, 2021

South African rapper AKA has denied that he is being investigated over the death of his fiancé Anele" "Nellie" Tembe. The late Nellie died in an alleged suicide after falling out of a window at CapeTown'ss Pepperclub Hotel on April 11 2021. She was laid to rest on April 16 after a sombre funeral at the Durban International Convention Center.

On Anele's death, images have been making circles on social media suggesting that Tembe and AKA's relationship was one with violence and drug abuse. It is also alleged that the late Nellie was depressed and suicidal. One image of the rapper allegedly breaking through a door to get to "hiding" Tembe earlier this year has sparked rumours that he may have had a malicious hand in the the22-year-old's tragic death.

In a social media post, the allegations against the rapper were denied, with him further stating that he is still coming to terms with the loss of a girl he remains deeply in love with. The post read,

"It is a sad day when I find myself having to speak to the nature of my relationship with Anele. What makes it even sadder is the knowledge that some of the people, she and I loved and entrusted with our deepest troubles, are now using those as weapons to set a negative narrative on my character"


 "What I will not do and stand for is watching people attempt to disparage my name and, importantly, Anele's character to suit a narrative we both never signed up for," he said.

The rapper insisted that the couple, who became engaged in February 2021, enjoyed a "beautiful yet challenging" relationship that was not immune to the turbulence experienced in many people's lives.